Defending champions Manchester City are off to a perfect start to their 2022/23 Premier League season with two wins in two matches and no goals conceded. And the only team that has been able to keep pace with them thus far is Arsenal, also on six points.
Tottenham Hotspur could join them with a victory over London rivals Chelsea on Sunday in the marquee matchup of the round.
Brentford, Newcastle, Leeds, and Brighton have continued to rack up points over the first two matchdays, while on the opposite end Manchester United and Everton are still stuck on zero points after two matches. Man United are dead last and looking worse than last season, while Frank Lampard is promising changes in the two weeks before the transfer window close.
Below is the full Premier League table followed by a snapshot of each race as of last season’s conclusion while we await for the second matchweek of 2022/23 to be played out in its entirety.
English Premier League table 2022/23
Updated as of Saturday, Aug. 13
|1.||Man City||6||2||6||+6||@ NEW, Aug. 21|
|2.||Arsenal||6||2||6||+4||@ BOU, Aug. 20|
|3.||Brentford||4||2||6||+4||@ FUL, Aug. 20|
|4.||Newcastle||4||2||2||+2||vs. MCI, Aug. 21|
|5.||Leeds United||4||2||4||+1||vs. CHE, Aug. 21|
|6.||Brighton||4||2||2||+1||@ WHU, Aug. 21|
|7.||Tottenham||3||1||4||+3||@ CHE, Aug. 14|
|8.||Chelsea||3||1||1||+1||vs. TOT, Aug. 14|
|9.||Aston Villa||3||2||2||-1||@ CRY, Aug. 20|
|10.||Nottingham Forest||3||2||1||-1||@EVE, Aug. 20|
|11.||Bournemouth||3||2||2||-2||vs. ARS, Aug. 20|
|12.||Fulham||2||2||2||0||vs. BRE, Aug. 20|
|13.||Liverpool||1||1||2||0||vs. CRY, Aug. 15|
|14.||Wolves||1||2||1||-1||@ TOT, Aug. 20|
|15.||Leicester City||1||2||4||-2||vs. SOU, Aug. 20|
|16.||Southampton||1||2||3||-3||@ LEI, Aug. 20|
|17.||Everton||0||1||0||-2||vs. NOT, Aug. 20|
|18.||Crystal Palace||0||1||0||-2||vs. LIV, Aug. 15|
|19.||West Ham||0||2||0||-3||vs. BRI, Aug. 21|
|20.||Man United||0||2||1||-5||vs. LIV, Aug. 22|
Premier League title race
Last season’s Premier League title charge was thrilling, as Manchester City finished just one point ahead of Liverpool in a race that came down to the final matchday of the season.
This year, the title race is projected to be a two-horse race between those aforementioned teams, unless someone else proves they can hang with the giants. Tottenham appears the early favorite to give Man City and Liverpool a challenge, but Arsenal and Manchester United have also improved this summer.
Conversely, there are doubts about whether Chelsea can hang on to its Top 4 place this season, and will need to make a serious statement before fans believe they can make a case for the top spot.
Final 2021/22 Premier League standings
Champions League places: Top 4 chase
In addition to the two title challengers, Chelsea and Tottenham secured the final two Champions League places last season, coming in third and fourth.
This campaign, the two clubs appear headed in opposite directions. Tottenham looked like one of the league’s best teams through the second half of last season, and a successful summer has Spurs looking like the leader for the table’s third spot. Chelsea, meanwhile, are a squad in transition, and an unkind preseason stoked fears that the Blues could drop out of the coveted Top 4.
Those looking to take advantage of any missteps include Arsenal and Manchester United who have both improved this summer and could look for an early surge to gain an advantage.
Final 2021/22 Premier League Top 4 standings
Premier League European places
In the English top flight for 2022/23, in addition to the four Champions League spots, there are three other berths to European competitions:
- Europa League (2 berths): One automatically goes to the 5th-place Premier League team, and the other goes to the FA Cup winner. But if the FA Cup winner finishes in the Top 5, then the Europa League berth granted via the FA Cup will transfer to the next highest table finisher not already qualified for the Europa League.
- Conference League (1 berth): This goes to the EFL Cup winner (Carabao Cup). However, if the EFL Cup winner already qualifies for the Champions League or Europa League, then the Conference League berth transfers to the next highest table finisher not already qualified for European competition.
Last season, Arsenal confirmed a Europa League berth with a fifth-place finish.
Additionally, because Liverpool won both the FA Cup and EFL Cup competitions and had already confirmed a place in the Champions League with a second-place finish in the table, sixth-place Manchester United earned a Europa League berth while seventh-place West Ham earned a spot in the Conference League.
Who will finish just short of a Top 4 spot this season? And will any other sides like Leicester City or Newcastle earn themselves a spot in a UEFA competition next season?
Final 2021/22 Premier League standings
Premier League relegation
As always, the bottom three teams in the Premier League are relegated to the second tier the following season, a massive blow that clubs look to avoid at all costs.
Last season, Burnley, Watford, and Norwich City finished in the relegation zone and all three teams are playing in the second division during this campaign. In their places rose Fulham, Bournemouth, and Nottingham Forest, who will hope to earn a more permanent place in the top flight.
Leeds United, Everton, and Southampton barely escaped the drop last season and will hope this year is a little more comfortable. Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, and Brentford could also be swept into the relegation battle with any sustained dry spells.
Final 2021/22 Premier League relegation standings
X = The bottom three teams in 2021/22 were relegated to the second tier Championship.
Premier League 2022/23 TV channels, live streams
|TV channel||Sky Sports, BT Sport||USA Network, Telemundo, Universo||—||—|
|Streaming||NOW TV, Sky Go, Amazon Prime||fuboTV, Peacock||fuboTV||Optus Sport|
UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.